List of Funds

These are the families, groups, organizations, friends and individuals who were inspired to give back, who’ve made a lasting impact in their community and who continue to make a difference.

Charitable Organization Funds

Funds are established by charitable organizations to provide a sustainable source of long term funding.

  • Alberta Legal Heritage Fund
  • Community Foundation 20/20 Vision for the Community Fund
  • Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • Golden Age Centre Fund
  • Grande Prairie and Area Safe Communities Fund
  • Grande Prairie Live Theatre Fund
  • Grande Prairie Public Library Fund
  • kidSport Grande Prairie Fund
  • Professional Advisors Endowment Fund
  • Slave Lake Municipal Library Fund

Community Impact Funds

Funds are pooled to address emerging and pressing needs of the community both now, and in the future.

  • Ainsworth Community Fund
  • Atkin/Curtis Family Fund
  • Beal Family Fund
  • Bill Rynsburger Legacy Fund
  • BMO Bank of Montreal Fund
  • BP Canada Energy Company Fund
  • Brick Shopik Family Fund
  • Canadian Tire Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Cardon Homes Fund
  • Chrenek Dion and Associates Fund
  • Chris and Amy Richards Community Fund
  • Christine and Wayne Ayling Family Fund
  • Clyde and Mary Blackburn Family Fund
  • Community Impact Endowment Fund
  • Darrell and Joan Radbourne Family Fund
  • Diane and Fletcher Bootle Family Fund
  • Drs. David and Karen Chung Fund
  • Fletcher Mudryk LLP Fund
  • Fred Rinne Memorial Fund
  • Gilbert and Kiela Girard Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie River Rats Association Fund
  • Haberman Family Fund
  • Jody Evans Community Fund
  • Ken and Cyndy Halbert Family Fund
  • Kevin and Karen Willsey Family Fund
  • Kevin and Wendy Szakacs Family Fund
  • Kindness Meter Fund
  • Mark Picard Legacy Fund
  • McLevin Family Fund
  • Menzies Family Fund
  • Merv and Dawn Marie Crouse Family Fund
  • Ness Family Fund
  • Northey/Wiebe Family Fund
  • Pat and John Reid Family Fund
  • Peace Power Corporation Community Fund
  • Pete and Lori Merlo Family Fund
  • Pirates Fastball Club Legacy Fund
  • RBC Peace Country Staff Fund
  • Ric’s Grill Grande Prairie Community Fund
  • Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Memorial Fund
  • Sheehan Flint Family Fund
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek Family Fund
  • Wayne Drysdale Campaign Legacy Fund

Field Of Interest Funds

Funds are dedicated to a general charitable area of interest as identified by the donor.

Animal Welfare

  • Donna Koch and John Lehners Fur Kids Family Fund
  • Smart and Caring Animal Welfare Fund

Children And Youth

  • Beattie Family Fund
  • Bryden Sparks Arts Family Fund
  • Janet Evans Legacy Fund
  • Logan Family Fund
  • Mike Evans Fun For Kids Fund
  • Smart and Caring Youth Fund
  • Thomson Boyce Family Fund
  • Young at Art Fund by T. Sedore Photography


  • Peace Wapiti Education Foundation Fund
  • Sandy and Luana McDonald Family Fund


  • Fund for Environmental Purposes
  • Marcotte Family Fund
  • Nurcombe Family Environmental Fund
  • Smart and Caring Environment Fund
  • Stan and Helen Neufeld Environmental Fund


  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse and Bar Supporting Youth With Cancer Fund
  • Grande Prairie Lions Club Fund for Mental Health
  • Palliative Care Fund
  • ‘Talk To Me’ First Responder Fund


  • Evaskevich Family Fund
  • Grande Prairie and Area Association of Realtors Fund
  • Individuals at Risk Shelter Fund


  • Anonymous Donor Fund
  • Underwood Fund


  • Aimee Carter Bushel and a Peck Fund
  • Dodd Harms Happy Healthy Seniors Fund
  • Smart and Caring Seniors Fund

Social Services

  • Care Human Services Staff Gives Fund
  • Happy Trails R.V. Fund
  • Spirit of the Peace Entrepreneurial Women’s Fund
  • Terry and Darrel Dola Fund

Designated Funds

Funds provide support to specific charities, forever.

  • Come Fly with Me Legacy Fund
  • Community Foundation Staff Enrichment Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar PARDS Fund
  • Grande Prairie Keg Steakhouse & Bar Pregnant Teen Program Fund
  • Hannah Ouellette Memorial Supporting Suicide Prevention Resource Centre Fund
  • Henderson Family Fund

Student Award Funds

Funds supporting post-secondary student education and training opportunities

  • 2000 Alberta Summer Games Legacy Fund
  • 2016 Rotary Curling Legacy Fund
  • Andrea Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Beaverlodge Community Band Fund
  • Brent Sears Memorial Fund
  • Carmen and Gail Haakstad Family Fund
  • Chief Ronald W. Clarke Fund
  • Chomik Family Trumpeter Hotel Fund
  • Devonne Norman Legacy Fund
  • Dirk (Dick) van Nieuwkerk Fund
  • Dr. Claudia T. Strehlke Medical Award Fund
  • Dustin Sieker Legacy Fund
  • Gib Popkey Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Legacy Fund
  • GS Minhas Family Education Fund
  • Hayley Gardner Memorial Fund
  • Hilde’s Hope Fund
  • Horse Lake Education Fund
  • Jean Duplessis Family Legacy Fund
  • Joseph F. Reder/Hansen Fund
  • Lorne Lind Memorial Fund
  • Mohinder Singh Memorial Fund
  • North Kleskun Community Club Fund
  • North Kleskun Student Scholarship Fund
  • Paul Pivert Memorial Student Award Fund
  • Q-99 Student Awards Fund
  • Ryan R. Blais Legacy Fund
  • Sexsmith Citizens on Patrol Student Award Fund
  • Storm Stay in School Junior A Hockey Scholarship Fund
  • Swan City Breakfast Lions Club Fund
  • Swan City Rotary Club Community Service Above Self Fund
  • ‘Talk to Me’ First Responder Fund
  • Travis Pierlot Family Education Fund
  • Valhalla Charter School Student Award Fund
  • Vision for the Future Fund
  • Wolves Minor Basketball Fund

Donor-Advised Funds

Funds enable donors to be actively involved in recommending grant recipients on an annual basis.

  • Ainsworth Legacy Community Fund
  • Anodyne Community Enrichment Fund
  • Aquatera Environment Fund
  • Bill and Marg Bowes Family Fund
  • Calvin and Evelyne Dobish Fund
  • Campbell Family Foundation
  • Casey and Finnegan’s Fantastic Furry Friends Fund
  • Ed Boyce Memorial Fund`
  • Eva Marie Cancer Support Fund
  • Frank and Agnes Lovsin Legacy Fund
  • Grande Prairie Auto Group Legacy Foundation Fund
  • Hope Today Tomorrow: The Side/Munro Family Fund
  • Jeff Toews Memorial Foundation Fund
  • Kirk Nelson Memorial Fund
  • Mac and Chris Henderson Family Fund
  • Morris Financial Group Fund
  • northernSPIRIT Fund
  • Opdahl Michaud Family Fund
  • Peace Country Land Ltd. Fund
  • Pearcy Family Fund
  • Prairie Villa Legacy Fund
  • Q-99 Brian Nash Memorial Fund
  • Rex and Karin Marshall Education and Wellness Fund
  • Simpson/Phillips Family Fund
  • Terry Ward KMSC Staff Fund
  • Woronuk Legacy Fund

Regional Funds

These funds provide an opportunity to give back to a specific region in Northwestern Alberta forever.

  • Mike Vavrek Memorial Fund
  • Sexsmith & District Community Foundation Fund
  • Sexsmith Elks Community Fund
  • Sexsmith Insurance Limited Fund
  • Sexsmith Legion #60 Community Fund
North Peace
  • North Peace Community Foundation Fund
West County Community Fund
  • West County Community Foundation Fund

Flow Through Funds

Charitable donations that are disbursed within a time period.

  • Better Together COVID-19 Response Fund
  • Community Kitchen and Foodbank Fund
  • Eva Marie Cancer Support Fund
  • Nitehawk Landslide Recovery Fund
  • Play it Forward Fund
  • Tiny Hands of Hope Children’s Memorial Fund

Future Gifts

Leaving a future gift to your Community Foundation is an easy way to create a lasting legacy. Future gifts can be a life insurance policy or through your estate.

Thank you to the following who have named the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta the designated beneficiary of a future gift:

  • Anonymous Community Donor Fund
  • Brent and Cindy Oilund
  • Don Meador Fund
  • Dwight Logan
  • Glenn and Judith Keddie
  • Gordon Pearcy
  • Grant and Jamie Menzies
  • Hideo and Marian Fukushima
  • Jason Lainchbury
  • Owen Lewis and Jodi Winnicky
  • Pete and Lori Merlo
  • Ryan Blais
  • Terry Tissington
  • Vincent and Tracey Vavrek